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Who's News in Special Events for July 29, 2021

Special events business news

Upcoming Events

Beautiful Brown Girls and Revel are partnering to unite their communities of women of all ages together for a dual virtual event on best practices to create a stellar virtual event and a strong virtual community. The Happy Hosting in the Hybrid World event will debut on August 5, 2021, at 3:00 p.m EST. Founder of Beautiful Brown Girls™, Christina Duren, and Dale Pollekoff of Revel will share tips and resources on creating powerful events with significant effects. From her 11 years of experience, Founder of Beautiful Brown Girls™ Christina Duren aims to share her experiences and tips on creating a thriving platform community for women of color and how any organizer can do the same. 

To register to attend this virtual event, please click here

People on the Move

 Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), a leader in luxury hotel sales for meeting incentives, conventions, and exhibition (MICE), welcomes the addition of Silvia Zamora to the ALHI executive team. As ALHI's new Vice President of Meeting Design and Experience, Zamora will lead and accelerate the company's vision for meetings and events in partnership with more than 250 member hotels and partners. Prior to joining ALHI, Zamora spent seven years at Virtuoso, a global network of travel agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel, where she led the organization's major pivot from in-person to digital events. She also produced the company's well-attended Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas and their International Symposiums, Forum and Chairman events for many years. Zamora culminated her tenure at Virtuoso as the Director of Event Operations.  

360 Destination Group is pleased to welcome Craig Caron to its team as Senior Vice President of Sales. Craig brings over 32 years of hospitality experience to the table—his first 29 spent in the hotel industry including roles in sales at Hilton, Loews, and Marriott. Over the last 15 years, he served as the Executive Director of Sales at Hilton and was instrumental in evolving their Worldwide Sales organization. Most recently, Craig shifted his talents to continuing the direct customer journey, fostering operational alignment, and enhancing the sales evolution of the Global Sales Team for PSAV/Encore. 

With 28 years of experience in operational strategy and sales and marketing management in the luxury hotel sector in France and internationally, Jean-Marie Le Gall will take over the general management of Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet's Paris on September 1st, 2021. Following his studies as a graduate of the Sorbonne, this hotel enthusiast began his career working in the commercial services of large hotel groups such as Starwood Méridien, Hilton, Accor, Concorde and Intercontinental. Eighteen years of experience as a sales manager fostered Jean-Marie Le Gall’s managerial skills and knowledge of the sector. 

Venue News

Located in a landmark building, The Balfour Hotel celebrates its official opening with a story to tell just steps from the sparkling Atlantic Ocean on the corner of world-famous Ocean Drive and 4th Street in South Beach. The historic property, formerly known as The Lord Balfour Hotel, has acquired new ownership, and undergone a $4 million dollar renovation upgrading the hotel’s public spaces, lobby restaurant and 82 guest rooms and suites spread out over two, Art-Deco style buildings connected by an enchanting courtyard. 

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